Perched high on a hill in the city, the Seu Vella (the Old Cathedral) is the most iconic building in Lleida. It combines both Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles, and its enormous cloister is considered one of the largest in European Gothic architecture. On the same high plateau lies the castle of the Suda, home to the last Caliph of Cordoba, with sober rooms that takes us back to its grandiose past.
The Romanesque Treasure of the Pyrenees
Just a couple of hours from Lleida by car is the prime cultural example in the Catalan Pyrenees, the group of Romanesque churches of the Vall de Boí. With nine churches, the valley was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2010. The Interpretation Center of the Romanesque in Erill la Vall offers information and guided tours as a gateway to discovering the nine temples of the valley.